June 10, 2017
De Gendt suffers and loses yellow jersey as Porte takes over behind Stage winner Fuglsang
La Motte-Servolex,friday june 9th 2017 – Denmark’s Jakob Fuglsang won a stage of the Dauphiné for the first time as he outsprinted his three breakaway companions after trying to escape with 1km to go. It was a tight victory over Richie Porte who moves into the overall lead with an advantage of 39 seconds over Chris Froome ahead of a mountain stage to L’Alpe d’Huez.
Fuglsang outsprints Porte and Froome ©A.S.O. / Alex Broadway
Speaking after the stage Fuglsang said, “There's been a lot of bad luck for our team his year, but finally everything seems to come together. We start to be competitive. Luckily it's at the right time just before the Tour de France. I like to ride the Dauphiné like this, being two guys at the front with the two favorites for the Tour. It's really nice to win here for the first time. It's great. It's the success of the team, not only Fabio and me but all the guys who worked before the main climb and protected us in the past few days.”
Mont du Chat, France - Friday june 9, 2017: Richie Porte (BMC Racing), Chris Froome (Team Sky), and Jakob Fuglesang (Atstana) follow Aru to the top of the Mont du Chat climb during Stage 6 of the Criterium du Dauphiné © Dana Gardner
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